72626
tesa Softprint® 20 mil
Medium-Hard Density

 

tesa® 72626 is a medium-hard density foam plate mounting tape designed for mounting flexographic printing plates. It is equipped with a low tack acrylic adhesive that allows excellent plate bonding, sufficient plate demounting and best tape bonding towards sleeve side. Adhesive bond strength will not increase over time. Its foam characteristics include highly compressible foam, long lasting recovery properties as well as low thickness tolerances.  This plate mounting tape is suitable for plates thicknesses from  45-67 mils.

Main Applications

● Low tack surface characteristics
● Excellent plate bonding
● Sufficient plate demounting
● Best tape bonding towards sleeve side
● Blue color coding
Product Composition
Backing
PE foam
Adhesive
Tackified acrylic
Liner
PP
Hardness
Medium-Hard
Technical Data
Metric
Imperial
Thickness
508 μm
20 mil

Characteristics

Product Line Foam Properties Adhesive properties Additional properties
tesa®Softprint 72026 STM
Low thickness tolerance. Long lasting, constant recovery characteristics..
High tack surface characteristics. Fair plate bonding. Fair plate demounting. Sufficient tape bonding towards sleeve side.
Structured PP-liner to prevent formation of air pockets when the plate is mounted.
tesa®Softprint 72126 TP
Low thickness tolerance. Long lasting, constant recovery characteristics.
Medium tack surface characteristics. Sufficient plate bonding. Easy plate demounting. Sufficient tape bonding towards sleeve side.
Structured PP-liner to prevent formation of air pockets when the plate is mounted.
tesa®Softprint 72226 SLM
Low thickness tolerance. Long lasting, constant recovery characteristics.
Medium tack surface characteristics. Sufficient plate bonding. Easy plate demounting. Fair tape bonding towards sleeve side.
Strutcured PP-liner to prevent formation of air pockets when the plate is mounted
tesa®Softprint 72326 TP-X
Low thickness tolerance. Long lasting, constant recovery characteristics.
Medium tack surface characteristics. Sufficient plate bonding. Easy plate demounting. Excellent tape bonding towards sleeve side.
Structured PP-liner to prevent formation of air pockets when the plate is mounted.
tesa®Softprint 72426 FE
Low thickness tolerance. Long lasting, constant recovery characteristics.
Low tack surface characteristics. Best plate bonding. Easy plate demounting. Sufficient tape bonding towards sleeve side.
Structured PP-liner to prevent formation of air pockets when the plate is mounted.
tesa®Softprint 72526 FE-X
Low thickness tolerance. Long lasting, constant recovery characteristics.
Low tack surface characteristics. Best plate bonding. Easy plate demounting. Excellent tape bonding towards sleeve side.
Structured PP-liner to prevent formation of air pockets when the plate is mounted.
tesa®Softprint 72726 SEC-X
Low thickness tolerance. Long lasting, constant recovery characteristics
Low tack surface characteristics. Sufficient plate demounting. Excellent tape bonding towards sleeve side. Excellent plate bonding
Structured PP-liner to prevent formation of air pockets when the plate is mounted

tesa® Softprint 500 µm/20 mil category

Print Motif X soft
Soft
Medium
Medium hard
Hard 15mil
Product Color Code
Yellow
Red
Medium 1
Blue
Hard
tesa®Softprint STM
-
tesa® 72022
tesa® 72024
tesa® 72026
tesa® 72028
tesa®Softprint TP
-
tesa® 72122
tesa® 72124
tesa® 72126
tesa® 72128
tesa®Softprint SLM
tesa® 72220
tesa® 72222
tesa® 72224
tesa® 72226
tesa® 72228
tesa®Softprint TP-X
-
tesa® 72322
tesa® 72324
tesa® 72326
tesa® 72328
tesa®Softprint FE
tesa® 72420
tesa® 72422
tesa® 72424
tesa® 72426
tesa® 72428
tesa®Softprint FE-X
-
tesa® 72522
tesa® 72524
tesa® 72526
tesa® 72528
tesa®Softprint SEC-X
-
tesa® 72722
tesa® 72724
tesa® 72726
tesa® 72728

The tesa® Softprint Product Matrix

Lower Bonding
to Sleeve
Standard Bonding
to Sleeve
Higher Bonding
to Sleeve
Product Explanation
FE
FE-X[a]
  • Very low tack adhesive for fast plate mounting and demounting
  • Secure Bond
  • Excellent resistance to edge lifting
  • Works best in clean and standardized conditions
  • SEC-X
  • Low tack adhesive for fast plate mounting and demounting
  • Secure bond
  • Excellent resistance to edge lifting
  • Works best in clean and standardize conditions
  • SLM
    TP
    TP-X
  • Medium tack adhesive for reliable plate mounting
  • Secure bond
  • Excellent resistance to edge lifting especially under warm and high humidity conditions
  • Works under most conditions
  • STM
  • High tack adhesive for fast plate mounting and demounting
  • Secure Bond
  • Excellent resistance to edge lifting
  • Works even in unclean and cold conditions
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